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for testifying in court. he will be sentenced next month. >>> california largest business group is challenging the state cap and trade program. california chamber of commerce lawsuit comes on the eve of the state first auction for carbon credit. of mark tonight with a look at why cap and trade is so very important. >>reporter: when governor schwarzenegger signed the global warming bill back in september of 2006 he set into place a system of charging companies for the amount of carbon they put in the atmosphere. in order to keep the company from fleeing to other states california air resources board adopt add plan to slowly phase in the carbon caps. company like cliff bar in emeryville are celebrating today hoping to take advantage of the by installing solar panel on the roof top. >> this provides 70% of our electricity and heat and saves us 1 grave,000 dollars annually on electric bills. >>reporter: cliff bar cancel the carbon credit it receives from the panel. to company that exceed the amount of carbon the state allows them to put into the atmosphere. >> we hear a lot of concern. >>rep
of business. it's happening in menlo park. we have a crew on the way. >>> now, to california's controversial contribution to the fight against climate change. businesses that can't meet the state's new cap on pollution can trade with those that can. the goal is to reduce global warming but the cap and trade program could translate big money to cash strapped california. nannette miranda has more from sacramento. >> reporter: in an e-mail like auction, california took bids for credits for industrial facilities like oil refineries. under the legislation, the credits from the cap and trade program allow businesses to emit a certain amount of greenhouse gases. it starts at $10 per metric ton. new approach aims to stabilize if not reduce the effects of global warming. >> we think today salmon utility al step forward for california and really a beacon of hope for the rest of the nation. >> the number of pollution credits could get more expensive as allowances become scarce. the goal is to have the same level of greenhouse gases at 2020. companies are forced to buy more credits. either way it costs
regulators have suspended j p morgan from trading electricity in california. federal energy regulatory commission says j p morgan gave false information or in some case no, sir information at all to cal independent system operator. this is very rare punishment. sixth month suspension starts in april. >> mean time research made public at hearing in san francisco today offers evidence that confidential refinery were producing gasoline at times when they claimed they weren't. look what happened to the price? this graft charts average gas price ins san francisco oakland san jose over the past 6 mont months. the big spike near the end is where they rose to record highs. 7 news reporter heather has the story. >> california energy commission says 2012 has been a record year for the number and severity of gasoline price spike. today state senator leno went searching for answers why. to ask if the state can do more to protect consumers. it is certainly not the first hearing of its kind but first time we have heard this. >> we seem to have some information from the air quality district that
of the concussion center at california pacific medical center in san francisco. he says recent studies have shown children are actually at an elevated risk for brain damage. >> if they suffer another head injury before they have had a chance to recover from the initial head injury, the response to that can be more serious than when we see that with adults. >> the condition is known as second impact syndrome. children's brains are especially vulnerable when they are still healing. a second trauma during that window can interrupt that process. >> if there is interruption in that fragile state it can cause disruption in blood brain barrier and subsequent brain swelling. >> and even death. he says it can take several weeks or longer to confirm an injury has healed. during that time he advises patients to avoid taxing physical activity. a recent california law advises young players to get a doctor's clearance before returning to the field. griffin's father believes the new rules have sparked a change in culture on the practice field as well. >> because the coaches, ease especially these coaches in pop
only symbolic. west land hallmark meat is bankrupt and shut down. >> california high speed rail project will continue as scheduled. june turned down an attempt by farmers to stop the project in the central valley. that's where the first segment is scheduled to break ground next summer. however capitol correspondent annette explains the legal fight here is still far from over. >>reporter: future of california controversial 800 mile, 68 billion dollar high speed rail project hinges on the outcome of lawsuit filed by farmer water district and other opposing interests in the central valley. that's where the first segment is scheduled to brick ground next summer. >> they are not following their own guidelines and doing this project. they are to use existing corridor. they are not. supposed to minimace impact to farm land they are not. they are to listen to the people they did not. >>reporter: plaintiffs are asking for 6 month preliminary injunction essentially halting the work so they can proof california failed to conduct thorough variabilityal reviews. if they had they say
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home to rancho palace -- palos-verdes in southern california. we heard he took it off and covered it with a coat. >> it had a toggle switch, a series of fuses, series of wires protruding from it, a circuit board. >> reporter: alameda county sheriff sergeant jd nelson said even though mcgann was not in possession of the explosives, the bomb squad determined he had what is needed to make a timing device for a bomb. police say his boots were two sizes too big and stuffed with layers of in soles like shoe bomber richard reid. >> they had what appeared to be a homemade cavity in there. >> an area where something could be statuted. stashed. his shirt was military style and tier gnaw kit -- turn kit in the sleeve. it can stop the bleeding if your arm is injury. and there is always the concern that this could have been a dry run. in the newsroom, ama date, abc7 news. >> thank you. let's go overseas. a massive blast rocked gaza city as israel and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle beg
? but the jeep ended up getting stuck on a fence that separates the southern california desert in mexico. the smugglers abandoned the suv and ran back into mexico after the border patrol spotted them. wild. ill conceived evidently. >> one last check of the weather. spencer christian is here with the latest on this rain on this halloween night. >> a wet halloween night across the bay area. live doppler 7 hd a wide path of rain reaching through the central part of the viewing area. started in the north bay and still st. pauling over much of -- falling voter much of the bay. east cut to fairfield and concord and down south into san francisco and on to the peninsula. it is reaching south. we are getting closer to san jose and will sweep through the south bay during the overnight hours. wet conditions for the morning commute for the bay area. statewide tomorrow mainly dry conditions with a few area of spotty shower activity and showers here in fact will be tapering off after the morning hours giving way to partial clearing in the afternoon. high temperatures in the bay area tomorrow generally
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